Get this from a library! Basne: izbor. [Jean de La Fontaine; Gustav Dorè; S S Mokuljski; Slavko Ježić]. Jean de La Fontaine was a French fabulist and one of the most widely read French poets of the 17th century. He is known above all for his Fables, which. The book presents a curious combination of world and local fabulists: Aesop ( perhaps fables), Panchatantra (9), La Fontaine (19), Lessing (25), and Krylov .
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Reviews User-contributed reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. In fontaiine was, at more than fontainee years of age, recognized as one of the foremost men of letters of France. There are many anecdotes, some pretty obviously apocryphal, about these meetings. The stories in the first six of these derive for the most part from Aesop and Horace and are pithily told in free verse.
The curious personal character of La Fontaine, like that of some other men of letters, has been enshrined in a kind of legend by literary tradition. After a long period of royal suspicion, he was admitted to the French Academy and his reputation in France has never faded since.
He was then forty-three years old, and his previous printed productions had been gasne trivial, though much of his work was handed about in manuscript long before it was regularly published.
His father and he had assumed the title of esquireto which they were not strictly entitled, and, some old edicts on the subject having been put in force, an informer procured a sentence against the poet fining him livres. Some features of WorldCat will not be available. In this latter year a curious instance of the docility with which the poet lent himself to any influence was afforded by his officiating, at the instance of the Port-Royalistsas editor of a volume of sacred poetry dedicated to the Prince of Conti.
While the Fables have laa international reputation, celebration of their author has largely been confined to France. The publication of the twelve books of La Fontaine’s Fables extended from to J’y allais was La Fontaine’s answer.
Tawney Charles Wilkins Ramsay Wood. Please enter your name. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway. Home About Help Search. Croatian View all editions and formats. The next year Colbert died and La Fontaine was again nominated. She seems to have been both beautiful and intelligent, but the two did not get along well together. But, though La Fontaine recovered for the time, he was broken by age and infirmity, and his new hosts had to nurse rather than to entertain him, which they did very carefully and kindly.
During the Second Battle of the Marne it was damaged and was then moved about the town. The deceptively simple verses are easily memorised, yet display deep insights into human nature.
Linked Data More info about Linked Data. Inthe writer had published a revised edition of the Contesalthough he suffered a severe illness. Another vacancy occurred, however, some months later, and to this Boileau was elected. Don’t have an account?
In this the poet is leaning thoughtfully against a rock, hat in hand.
The second division of his work, the tales Contes basbe nouvelles en verswere at one time almost equally as popular and their writing extended over a longer period. As a minor character in Alexandre Dumas ‘s bwsne The Vicomte of Bragelonnehe appears as a bumbling and scatterbrained courtier of Nicolas Fouquet.
Even in the earlier years of his marriage, La Fontaine seems to have been much in Paris, but it was not until about that he became a regular visitor to the capital. Fictional depictions have followed the fashionable view of La Fontaine at their period. Although these earlier works refer to Aesop in their title, they collected many fables from more recent sources. Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote Wikisource. His first serious work was a translation or adaptation of the Eunuchus of Terence fontaibe Just at this time his affairs did not look promising.
Jean de La Fontaine. In Paris there is a full length marble statue by Pierre Juliennow in the Louvrethat was commissioned in and exhibited at the Salon. The Tall Tales of Vishnu Basje. The coterie furnished under feigned names the personages of La Fontaine’s version of the Cupid and Psyche story, which, however, with Adoniswas not printed till You may have already requested this item.
Few people who paid their court to Fouquet went away empty-handed, and La Fontaine soon received a pension of livreson the easy terms of a copy of verses for each quarters receipt. The duties of his office, which were only occasional, were compatible with this non-residence. Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. Your request to send this item has been completed.
Cancel Forgot your password? Some of La Fontaine’s liveliest verses are addressed to the duchess Marie Anne Mancinithe youngest of Mazarin ‘s nieces, and it is even probable that the taste of the duke and duchess for Ariosto had something to do with the writing of his first work of real importance, the first book of the Conteswhich appeared in Chapelain was also a kind of outsider in the coterie.
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